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Waterfront Restaurant & Marina

2131 Oleander St, N 26' 29.492 W 086' 04.899, Saint James City, FL 33956-2029
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“grouper” (32 reviews)
“onion strings” (10 reviews)
“gator bites” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2131 Oleander St, N 26' 29.492 W 086' 04.899, Saint James City, FL 33956-2029
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view is nice. If you love cats, you will love that Precious has the run of the tables. I don’t care for cats on my dining table and am allergic to boot. My waiter was ok but never went out of his way. Ordered...More

Thank daxmurphy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Atmosphere is very Florida, which we love. Drinks were cold, dock overlooking the water was spectacular, and the staff was very accommodating. We'll try not to wait another 20 years to visit.

Thank Nicholas W
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Have had seafood pot pie and grouper stuffed with crab, both great dishes, then went back for salads and they were good also! Home made dressing!

Thank GTrooper
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Staff was friendly and informative. We sampled several different dishes- gator, scallops, shrimp, haddock, calamari, beach bread, sweet potato fries, onion strings. Everything was great! We loved the laid-back, easy going atmosphere and enjoyed being outside by the water.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We sat outside ...ordered seafood philly sandwich & grouper bite basket...when the waitress brought our food she had switched my basket with another ladies dinner ... once i realized I had the wrong lunch it was up to us customers to figure out who had...More

Thank clark2424
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Meal was so so, atmosphere felt as though we were intruding, bored staff, prices for the experience was high, views were ok.

Thank BAS942
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We stopped off here in our hire boat. Sadly we had eaten so really just wanted drinks. What a great welcome, not many people at mid afternoon. We were tempted by the shrimps and they were just delicious. Had it been closer by Road we...More

Thank Chrissie77
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

This is the second time we've been to this restaurant and the food/service were excellent! I had the best clam chowder ever and the clam strips were tasty. Nice place to stop while boating.

Thank Cindi B
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Set out side along the canal and watch the boats ,, the food is great (open prime rib ) service is friendly

Thank Bob I
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We owned a second home in St James City for several years. We would often have lunch and dinner at the WATERFRONT. It was walking distance and delightful. Simple, small and modest setting with newspapers covering the table. Outdoor dining is nice there too on...More

Thank labrador47
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Response from villagordie | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for your help !
23 July 2016|
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Response from JD H | Property representative |
No pool table at The Waterfront, but Froggy's has one!
25 February 2016|
Response from Mark M | Reviewed this property |
Straight south on Olander Street almost to the south end of the island. It will be on your right
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2131 Oleander St, N 26' 29.492 W 086' 04.899, Saint James City, FL 33956-2029
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint James City
  • Phone Number: 239-283-0592
Pine Island's original and oldest restaurant, The Waterfront Restaurant & Marina has been around for 100 or so years. Serving "Ole Florida Style" seafood baskets & entrees, burgers, salads & more, The Waterfront is a local favorite. Our seafood is local and fresh, what's on your plate today was swimming yesterday! Conveniently located at the mouth of the Henley Canal, we are a boater's favorite as well, with 16 easily accessible boat slips and the shortest idle time of all local boat friendly establishments. Come on in for one of our daily specials, Saturday features $9 Dozen Raw Oysters, plump, delicious & hand shucked to order. Sunday's special is our FAMOUS Sweet Tea Fried Chicken, available only on Sundays, until we run out! Check out our picture gallery for our other Daily Specials. We have beautiful outdoor dining, dockside with frequent manatee & dolphin sightings as well as breathtaking sunsets. On the deck, we welcome your well behaved pets as well!
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